My Little Neck of the Words

Podcast interview

Check out my interview with Kara Ryska of The Special Needs Mom podcast! Please leave a comment if you listen. And be sure to check out Kara’s other interviews!

This Is Depression

I don’t feel like myself. In fact, lately I don’t feel like anyone.

Just Keep Moving (a repost)

My son has special needs. He bears the weight of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) daily, but I’m not writing this for him. I’m writing this for the all of the parents and loved ones who must learn how to live with OCD as well. I’m not trying to diminish the burden he carries; believe me,Continue reading “Just Keep Moving (a repost)”

Things Here Are Different

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. John Lennon, Beautiful Boy Between the hours of three through seven-ish, I have a hard time regulating myself. I often feel depressed during these hours. I’ve never understood why. Recently, I had a friend suggest that part of the issue might be thatContinue reading “Things Here Are Different”

Holla Days

Christmas has evolved in my house. It’s not a welcome evolution, but an inevitable one. I’ve watched it’s descent over the past few years, all the while wishing it would take a different exit. But it never does. The evolution is called growing up – the kids, not me. I will forever be a Peter Pan girl, and I hope my boys retain some of that as well.

Grateful versus Thankful

And amid all the chaos, Thanksgiving rolls on in as if we aren’t in the middle of a global pandemic. Thanksgiving. As in giving thanks for things that have been given. I’m thankful right now for what hasn’t been given to me – COVID-19. As I was cooking for my family I started thinking aboutContinue reading “Grateful versus Thankful”

A New Chapter

I’ve been a full-time mom for the past 22 years. One of the most difficult, but rewarding jobs I’ve ever had, and I was a middle school teacher so that’s saying a lot. Recently, I went back to work, and I feel like I’m starting all over again at the age of 53. To sayContinue reading “A New Chapter”

Me and My Shadow

I’ve been entertaining my shadow-self since I was 14. 38 years. The majority of my life. Seems like I would be used to it by now. But I’m not, and I hope I never will be. As a matter of fact, the more complicated life gets (and we are on a roll lately), the moreContinue reading “Me and My Shadow”

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